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Transition With Patients Through Physical Changes

Transition With Patients Through Physical Changes
O&P News, April 2017

In O&P, patients are not treated with one prosthesis or orthosis per lifetime. Care spans the course of many years. While the makeup of devices changes with time, so does the physicality of the patients who wear these devices.

In this Cover Story, O&P leaders discuss the care of patients throughout various stages of their lives.

Rebuilding Lives

With Two Hands

O&P News, January 2017
When he was born, Zion Redington had just one finger on each hand and one toe on each foot. When his mother adopted him at the age of 2 years, she knew she would face…
Meeting News

OPAF Hosts First Amputee Tennis Tournament in US

O&P News, December 2016
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation held the first amputee tennis tournament in the United States as a part of its First Clinics initiative. Held in…
Meeting News

Össur Hosts its First O&P Women's Leadership Conference

O&P News, December 2016
Recently Össur hosted its first Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference brought in more than 30 female O&P professionals from 11 states. The professional…
Pediatric Portal

Orthotic Treatment of the Toddler with Bowed Legs

O&P News, November 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
Parents often have anxiety regarding their toddler’s bowed legs and they search for solutions through the pediatric orthopedist. Reasons for…

Perspective

Study Finds Mobility Aid-Related Devices Can Be Associated With Injuries among Children and Adolescents

O&P News, November 2010
According to a retrospective analysis conducted by the Center for Injury Research Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Grant for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research

September 15, 2010
Brian Kaspar, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, along with a…

Splinting Pediatric Wrist Fractures as Effective as Casting

September 9, 2010
Splinting children’s distal radius fractures was found as effective as casting them in a randomized controlled study of 92 children, aged 5 to…

Perspective

Ponseti Treatment Achieves More Normal Gait Than PT for Children With Moderate Clubfoot

O&P News, September 2010
Treatment with the Ponseti cast method achieved normal ankle motion more frequently than physical therapy methods in children with…

Pediatric Portal

Prosthetic Treatment for Congenital Absences of the Upper Extremities

O&P News, September 2010
Janet G. Marshall, CPO/LPO
A family seeks advice and treatment in the clinic for their newborn infant who is missing an arm. Often a somber mood will pervade the room…

Field Facts

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives Wellstone Center Designation for Muscular Dystrophy Research

August 30, 2010
A $7 million grant from the NIH will help researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital translate new scientific findings and technological…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Receives $600K for Muscle Disease Gene Therapy Study

August 17, 2010
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD announced that PPMD will award a $600,000 grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to…

Perspective

Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Serious Orthopedic Conditions

O&P News, August 2010
According to the CDC, childhood obesity in the United States — which is often defined as at or above the 95th percentile in body mass…

NIH Awards Grant for Study of Osteoporosis in Youth with Spina Bifida

June 18, 2010
Tishya Wren, PhD, director of research for the John C. Wilson, Jr., Motion Analysis Lab at the Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los…

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